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Iowa State Income Tax Filing Deadline
Iowa State Income Tax Filing Deadline
May 1 all-day
May 1; Iowa State Income Tax Filing Deadline. (Regular due date of Apr 30 falls on a Sunday this year.) Remember the Chickadee Check Off.
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“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on May 2 & 9 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on May 14.  These are easy, flat kayak water floats, ideal for[...]
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CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly May 4&18 6:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly May 4&18 @ Avenue of Saints Lake
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May 4, 18; CrawDaddy Outdoors Thursday Demo Days, Ave of Saints Lake, rural Waverly, 6:00-8:00 pm. Free. Info on schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks
May 6 – May 7 all-day
May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaking at 60 meteors/hour.
WW Skills Development at Jim Falls, WI
WW Skills Development at Jim Falls, WI @ See Details
May 6 – May 7 all-day
Paddle on the Jim Falls section of the Chippewa River (dam release for the spawning sturgeon), and potentially on the Jump River depending on rainfall. This is a great trip to work on your whitewater[...]
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“Introduction to Kayak Fishing,” Brookwood Park, Waverly 8:00 am
“Introduction to Kayak Fishing,” Brookwood Park, Waverly @ Brookwood Park
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Darrin Siefken and CrawDaddy Outdoors will host a daylong “Introduction to Kayak Fishing” workshop from 8:00 am-4:00 pm on Sunday, May 7. Participants will meet at Brookwood Park (near Green Bridge) in Waverly. Must pre-register[...]
“Partners Spring Festival,” McFarland Park, Story County 2:00 pm
“Partners Spring Festival,” McFarland Park, Story County @ McFarland Park
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“Partners Spring Festival” will be held from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, on Sunday, May 7 at McFarland Park, 56461 180th Street, Ames, IA 50010. Come and go as you please. Enjoy an afternoon in the park canoeing and[...]
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“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on May 2 & 9 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on May 14.  These are easy, flat kayak water floats, ideal for[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon
May 10 all-day
FULL MOON SCHEDULE 2017: (Iowa 2017 dates, times at Cedar Rapids, note CST or CDT times.) Jan 12, Thursday, Sunrise 7:33, Sunset 4:57, Moonrise 5:36 CST Feb 10, Friday, Sunrise 7:09, Sunset 5:34, Moonrise 5:29[...]
Dedication of Indian Bluffs & Pictured Rocks Wildlife Areas as new Bird Conservation Area, Monticello 1:30 pm
Dedication of Indian Bluffs & Pictured Rocks Wildlife Areas as new Bird Conservation Area, Monticello @ Pictured Rocks Pavilion
May 10 @ 1:30 pm
Indian Bluffs and Pictured Rocks wildlife areas to become a bird conservation area MONTICELLO – A public ceremony to dedicate the Indian Bluffs and Pictured Rocks wildlife areas including the privately owned Indian Bluffs State[...]
Full-Moon Float at Badger Creek Lake, NE Madison County 6:00 pm
Full-Moon Float at Badger Creek Lake, NE Madison County @ Badger Creek Lake
May 10 @ 6:00 pm
May 10; Full-Moon Float at Badger Creek Lake, NE Madison County. Madison County River Alliance and CCB will host this float, preceded by a Badger Creek Watershed Water Quality Project Tour. Meet at East Shelter[...]
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CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Otter Creek County Park, Tama Co 10:00 am
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Otter Creek County Park, Tama Co @ Otter Creek County Park
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, held at various locations around Eastern Iowa,         10:00 am-2:00 pm. Free. Info on complete schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day
May 14 all-day
 
“Mother’s Day On the Marsh,” Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge/Odessa WT 9:00 am
“Mother’s Day On the Marsh,” Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge/Odessa WT @ Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
May 14; “Mother’s Day on the Marsh,” Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge/Odessa Water Trail, 9:00-11:00 am. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a leisurely paddle, observing migratory birds and the rebirth of spring. Event is open to[...]
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 4:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering a two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” float from 4:00-6:00 pm on May 14.   These are easy, flat water kayak floats, ideal for beginners or those wishing to[...]
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“Flatwater Essentials” One Day IDNR Canoe School for Naturalists, Scout Leaders, Youth Group Instructors, Gray’s Lake 10:00 am
“Flatwater Essentials” One Day IDNR Canoe School for Naturalists, Scout Leaders, Youth Group Instructors, Gray’s Lake @ Gray's Lake
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other details for the 2017 “Canoe & Kayak School” sessions, noting that sessions have also been added for Stand Up Paddling (SUP).[...]
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Best View Planet Mercury
Best View Planet Mercury
May 17 all-day
May 17; Best View Planet Mercury. Low in E sky just before sunrise.
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Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day
May 20 all-day
 
Annual Maquoketa River Cleanup thru Manchester 7:30 am
Annual Maquoketa River Cleanup thru Manchester @ Manchester Whitewater Park
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
May 20; Annual Maquoketa River Cleanup thru Manchester. Meet at Manchester Whitewater Park at 7:30 am, cleanup runs 8:00 am-Noon. Watch for details on Manchester Whitewater Park Facebook page:.https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterWhiteWaterPark/
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB @ Rock Creek
May 20 @ 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, 10:00 am, Rock Creek, 3942 291st St, Camanche, IA 52730. Clinton County Conservation will host a Voyageur Canoe “Core Crew” Training Session at Rock Creek, near Camanche, at 10:00[...]
Voyageur Canoe Public Half-Hour Floats, Rock Creek, Camanche 12:00 pm
Voyageur Canoe Public Half-Hour Floats, Rock Creek, Camanche @ Rock Creek
May 20 @ 12:00 pm
Clinton CCB invites the public to experience half hour paddling trips aboard the new 14-passenger Voyageur canoes, beginning at Noon on Saturday, May 20 at Rock Creek, 3942 291st St, Camanche. The canoes are new[...]
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Two Day IDNR Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods
Two Day IDNR Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
May 24 – May 25 all-day
Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other details for the 2017 “Canoe & Kayak School” sessions, noting that sessions have also been added for Stand Up Paddling (SUP).[...]
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Skunk River Paddlers “SRP Annual Spring Float,” Route TBD
Skunk River Paddlers “SRP Annual Spring Float,” Route TBD @ TBD
May 27 all-day
Jeff White, of Skunk River Paddlers in Ames, is weighing a number of options for the route of the group’s “SRP Annual Spring Float,” set for Saturday, May 27. Plan to meet at 9:00 am[...]
South Dakota Kayak Challenge
South Dakota Kayak Challenge
May 27 – May 28 all-day
May 27-28, 2017; South Dakota Kayak Challenge, 72 miles on Missouri River. Marathon-endurance paddling race thru 72 miles of wind and waves on the Missouri River between Yankton, S.D. and South Sioux City, Neb. Most[...]
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